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A ban on assault weapons won’t be included in major gun legislation set to take shape this week — all but guaranteeing it won’t pass Congress.
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a onetime ally of the National Rifle Association, informed California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Monday that the proposal to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines won’t be included in a broad package of new gun laws that’s taking shape this week and will be considered on the Senate floor in April.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, engage in a spirited discussion over the Constitution and gun rights on Capitol Hill Thursday.

“People say well, are you disappointed? Obviously I’m disappointed,” Feinstein told reporters Tuesday. Feinstein has worked on gun violence issues for decades.

Read the rest of Kasie Hunt’s article at NBC News

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